To keep internal costs down, which in turn keeps your product costs down, we don’t have a show room. Our team of designers, product developers and logistic personal work from their own homes/offices. All meetings required to produce your product, take place over email, phone, Skype or we will happily come to you.
Specification sheet / tech pack:
A specification sheet is a document created that includes everything the factories need to build your product. Specification sheets are required for any design made offshore. If you don’t have one we can provide one for you for a small one off fee.
A measurement page lists all of the measuring points the factories need to create the fit of your product. It includes all measurements for each size your product comes in.
An application is the technique used to brand your product - i.e screen print, embroidery, applique etc.
Local production and offshore production have different minimum requirements. These numbers determine the minimum amount of units you have to order to produce each design. Offshore minimums are higher due to how products are produced in the factories offshore. Sometimes minimums can be determined by the fabric or the trim minimums requirements, or the amount of kg needed to dye fabric.
There can be many stages to sampling (see break down below). Samples are made, in order to perfect your design before proceeding with your order.
Lab dips are small pieces of fabric dyed up in the pantone colour requested. Normally 3 options of each colour are provided for you to choose from.
A strike off is a swatch of fabric with your application method applied for you to approve. A strike off can before submitted before or after a fit sample or proto type sample is made.
PROTO TYPE SAMPLE:
A proto sample is made based on the specification sheet provided and can sometimes be made out of a substitute fabric, colour and trims. The purpose of a proto sample is to test the design, check manufacturing quality, calculate out material consumption and determine costs. Proto samples are usually made within 2-4 weeks from receiving the specification sheet.
A fit sample is a sample made in order to see the fit of the new style, often made in a substitute fabric or colour.
A pre-production sample is the final sample made prior to bulk production commencing. PP samples are normally made in the correct fabric, colours and trims acting as a replica of what your final bulk product will look like.
SHIPMENT/OFF BULK SAMPLE:
Shipment samples are pulled from the bulk production and sent as a final stage of approval, before shipping your goods.
Fabrics that come from natural sources such as cotton, wool, silk, linen, hemp, jute.
Man made natural fabrics:
Fabrics such as viscose, rayon, modal, lyocell.
Fabrics such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, elastin, lycra.